Artists tend to be the free spirits in the community, but some are more far out than others. The “Art of Political Change” is shaping up to include some of the most creative artists in the DC Metro. The energy level and excitement promises that this show will be memorable.
Curator, Roy Utley shared his vision, “The art gallery will become the final sanctuary for the dissident and it will become more important for the arts and the art critics and people that write about art to also form a line of communication.”
That sounds like he and the participants want the MOCA DC to become a medium for communications where the art and artists speak with the community and vice versa.
Here is some additional information about some the participants. I remember Ric Garcia from Artomatic.
“Bio: Ric Garcia was raised in Miami, Florida. He earned a BFA in visual design and illustration from the University of Miami. Ric relocated to the DC metro area, in 2002 and is a visual designer for the Smithsonian Institution. In 2008 he began to create a body of work upon completing a four-year self-guided study program, with a focus on painting and drawing. Ric began to produce short edition digital prints in 2010. His work is part of private and public collections and has been exhibited throughout the metro DC area.
Artist Statement: I think of my work as building upon the legacy of pop art to present ideas about cultural assimilation, consumer culture, gender stereotypes in society and my experiences as a bicultural American. I challenge myself to create imagery that is thoughtful with a light-hearted flair."
Via the Artist
“Artist Statement: I am what you call a late blooming artist but a closet artist, I am no more. My works in mixed media are shown on www.hannakebbede.com. Passionate about art since early childhood, I use art as a form of meditation; lines and patterns emerge without forethought or planning and give voice to undercurrent emotions. Somehow there is always a facial expression, a pair of observant or commenting eyes, or a creature from out of this world. It’s reconnecting to the child within me and finding unsurpassed peace while doing it. I live and work in Falls Church, VA.”
Via the Artist
Hanna’s verbal description aligns well with the samples shared in the slide show."
What we are all waiting to see is how 20 or so artists depict their views about “The Art of Political Change.”
Address: 1054 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007
The Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Open mic political poetry night: Sept 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Film screening night: Sept 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Closing Party: Sept 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.